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Condo Act News

 

Members can access copies of ACMO’s various submissions to the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services by logging in to their ACMO Portals at https://members.acmo.org/ > Workspace > Condo Act News


July 25, 2017:

Rob Dean TracyMinister of Government and Consumer Services, Tracy MacCharles, designated ACMO’s four courses and challenge examinations as a requirement for condominium managers in Ontario to obtain a general license under the Condominium Management Services Act. Our jurisdiction-specific content supports industry best practices and unique requirements of Ontario law.

We are pleased this announcement coincides with our 40th Anniversary, further highlighting ACMO’s long history of leading the condominium management profession.

This announcement is also good news for our ACMO 2000 certified companies that provide in-house instruction of ACMO courses for their employees.  ACMO 2000 certified companies provide the highest level of service to the corporations they manage, and they will continue to be able to train the leaders of tomorrow under the new licensing regime.

ACMO is proud that our advocacy efforts on behalf of condominium managers have brought us to this point.

Our courses are offered online via Ontario Learn and in-person at the following institutions: Mohawk College, Humber College, George Brown College, and Conestoga College. More information about enrolling in ACMO’s courses can be found on the Course Calendar page of our website.

Read the Minister’s full announcement


June 15, 2017:

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has announced effective dates for portions of the Condominium Act and Condominium Management Services Act, including the start date for licensing of condominium managers. Please click on the link below for more information.

Announcement from the Ministry of Government & Consumer Services


April 24, 2017:

The regulations for the Condominium Management Services Act (CMSA) have been released by the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. We are pleased to note many of the recommendations ACMO made on behalf of its membership were accepted and included in the final draft.

Final Regulations


April 5, 2017:

The Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) and the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) have just launched their websites to introduce themselves. The websites are also designed to communicate their progress and updates as they prepare for designation, which is expected to be later in 2017.

ACMO members are encouraged to visit (and bookmark) the websites at:

www.cmrao.ca

www.condoauthorityontario.ca

As they continue to build out and further develop their websites (and their organizations), they are inviting feedback and input through the Contact page of each website.


February 27, 2017: The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services released draft regulations regarding the designation of two Administrative Authorities under the Condominium Act and the establishment of a Tribunal system. Also contained in the proposal is the delegation of authority to make additional regulations.

Public comment is being considered until April 10, 2017.

To review the draft regulations and instructions for providing public comment, click on the link below:

Draft Regulatory Proposals


February 13, 2016: Notice of the draft regulatory changes under the Protecting Condominium Owners Act (PCOA), 2015, has been released and can be found at the link below. Implementation of the regulations is expected to take place in phases with the first phase addressing governance of condominium boards. The most recent regulations cover four key areas of the Act:

  1. Communications
  2. Directory Qualifications
  3. Meetings
  4. Records

Public comment can be made via email by March 30, 2017 by following instructions included in the link below.

Notice of PCOA Draft Regulations and Public Comment

Plain Language Summary of Draft Regulations


December 16, 2016: A draft of the proposed regulations for the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 has been released for public consideration and comment. Visit the link below to read the proposed regulations and the plain language summary. Information on the education requirements can be found under item #6:

Proposed Regulations

Plain Language Summary


Making Progress on Condo Reform Implementation (from the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services) – Includes information about the appointed Directors of the Condominium Authority of Ontario AND the Condominium Regulatory Authority of Ontario

 

Minister LalondeLetter from Minister of Government and Consumer Services

 

 

ACMO & the Condo Act (pdf)

December 3, 2015: Bill 106 receives Royal Assent – view Final Version of Bill 106

December 2, 2015: Bill 106 passes 3rd Reading by a vote of 89-0 – view Bill 106 as amended by the Standing Committee

October 22, 2015: Catherine Murdock and Dean McCabe represented ACMO before the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs this morning at the public hearings at Queen’s Park. In addition to verbal presentations, ACMO submitted a Legislative Brief containing twenty-eight issue forms discussing recommendations compiled through numerous conversations between ACMO representatives and members of government, legislative experts, and ACMO members.

The transcript of presentation to the Standing Committee and the Legislative Brief can be found in the documents below.

October 7, 2015: ACMO is pleased to inform our members, who continue to follow Bill 106 on its journey through the legislature, that The Protecting Condominium Owners Act (including the Condominium Management Services Act) passed Second Reading at Queens Park today with a vote of 88-0.

The Bill will be referred to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs to hear deputations from interested stakeholders and parties.  After final review and any approved amendments, the Bill will be presented for Third Reading.

Further information will be shared as it becomes available and ACMO will be representing our members in a presentation to the Standing Committee once hearing dates are scheduled.

September 15, 2015: Bill 106, Protecting Condominium Owners Act, was introduced for 2nd reading this afternoon. Legislative protocol requires a minimum of 10 hours debate before passage. The bill has tremendous support from all sides, and we expect it will pass later this week or early next week and will soon be referred to committee for continued discussions.

May 27, 2015: The Honorable David Orazietti, Minister of Government and Consumer Services, introduced the Protecting Condominium Owners Act to the Legislative Assembly for first reading.

Bill 106 Protecting Condominium Owners Act

ACMO/CCI Legislative Brief (Recommendations)

Transcript of Presentation to Standing Committee

User-Friendly Guide to Proposed Legislation

Press Release from Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

Background DocumentReforming Ontario’s Condominium Laws

ACMO Town Hall Q&A  – July 14, 2015

ACMO’s History with the Condo Act…